One of the Boys & Girls Clubs three key outcomes is to teach young people the importance of good character & citizenship. One day, perhaps, being a good citizen may be defined by having to save someone’s life by quickly taking action and performing CPR. Recently, Boys & Girls Clubs staff have trained Club members on the technique known as “Hands Only CPR”. The American Heart Association’s website states the following: “Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an “out-of-hospital” setting (such as at home, at work or in a park).” Ashley Hohenberger, the Youth Development Professional at the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club (pictured here), has been leading the charge in training Club members at the Wake Forest Club. “We have reached 203 people with this CPR class and hope to reach more” said Hohenberger.
To learn more about this potentially life-saving technique, please visit the American Heart Association’s “Learn More” page by clicking here.